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Books > Sport & Leisure > Natural history, country life & pets > Domestic animals & pets > Dogs > General

Tails to Wag - Classic Canine Stories (Paperback): Nancy Butler Tails to Wag - Classic Canine Stories (Paperback)
Nancy Butler
R251 R207 Discovery Miles 2 070 Save R44 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A treasury of classic stories filled with unforgettable tales that remind us why dogs are indeed man's very best friend.
Dogs adore us, entertain us, work for and with us, but most of all they warm our hearts. An homage to our canine companions, Untitled Dog Stories] presents a collection of enduring tales written by an impressive array of authors. These stories will make us laugh and weep as they reveal the nature of dogs and the unique relationship of love and loyalty that we have with them. Exemplars of unconditional devotion, dogs offer companionship without complaint and faithfulness without fail.
Whether these stories make you smile or sigh with sadness, they will also make you appreciate our most loyal friends in ways that will touch one's heart. Untitled Dog Stories] is a rich collection with contributions from O. Henry, Jack London, Ernest Thompson Seton, Stephen Crane, Jerome K. Jerome, Alfred Ollivant, Georgiana M. Craik and many more.

Siberian Huskies For Dummies (Paperback): Diane Morgan Siberian Huskies For Dummies (Paperback)
Diane Morgan
R292 R211 Discovery Miles 2 110 Save R81 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Siberian Huskies For Dummies is the essential reference for Siberian Husky care and training. Find out about Siberian Husky history, where to find a breeder or other options, and how to show your Siberian Husky. Get expert advice on puppy behavior and training, correcting behavior problems, socializing, nutrition and exercise, plus fun activities. Also included is information on health issues such as common illnesses and chronic problems found in the breed.

Beyond the Call of Duty - Heart-Warming Stories of Canine Devotion and Bravery (Paperback): Isabel George Beyond the Call of Duty - Heart-Warming Stories of Canine Devotion and Bravery (Paperback)
Isabel George 1
R210 R147 Discovery Miles 1 470 Save R63 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A second collection of incredible and heart-warming canine stories from around the world, from the bestselling author of The Dog That Saved My Life.

Animals have accompanied man into battle since war first waged. Since those times, many stories have been told of the bears, camels, cats, dolphins, monkeys, mules, rats and other creatures that have served with the Armed Forces during both world wars and beyond. The four stories in this book represent the devotion and unquestioning loyalty of the canine companion in the darkest days of war.

From the stub-tailed Bull Terrier that became a hero of the First World War, and the most decorated dog in history, after his bravery in the trenches of Flanders, to the remarkable loyalty of an Iraqi stray dog who attached himself to British troops in North Port and then patrolled their camp every night, protecting them from being attacked by the vicious packs of dogs living in the desert, each is an incredible tale of wartime bravery as well as an example of inspiring commitment and courage.

The 10-minute Retriever - How to Make an Obedient and Enthusiastic Gun Dog in 10 Minutes a Day (Paperback): John I Dahl, Amy... The 10-minute Retriever - How to Make an Obedient and Enthusiastic Gun Dog in 10 Minutes a Day (Paperback)
John I Dahl, Amy Dahl
R445 R354 Discovery Miles 3 540 Save R91 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Daily ten-minute training sessions best suit a retriever's attention span and lead to rapid learning. The text has the information most needed by the owner of a pet retriever: how to make it reliably obedient and well-mannered. It also has the information amateur trainers are clamoring for: how to force fetch, set up tests in the field, and how to use an electric collar humanely and effectively. Primary importance is placed on developing and enhancing the desire to retrieve. The Dahl's method provides a solid foundation to the dog and owner continuing to advance retrieve training. Concepts and methods are illustrated with true dog stories.

Homemade Dog Treats - Recipe Book (Hardcover): Seddon Neudorfer Homemade Dog Treats - Recipe Book (Hardcover)
Seddon Neudorfer
R240 R197 Discovery Miles 1 970 Save R43 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Homemade Dog Treats Recipe book provides entertainment and inspiration for dog lovers who want to give their pets healthy and nutritious treats. Beautifully designed, it is packed with full colour photography of dogs helping to bake in the kitchen and easy to follow recipes. Healthy eating is important for the wellbeing of pets, and dog owners want the best health for their loved ones. This recipe book provides natural, heathy recipes that are quick and easy to make. The attractive and cleverly structured recipe book gives dog owners the opportunity to cook treats that have been tried and tested at dog shows. With clear information, the recipe ingredients include meat, vegetarian and gluten free recipes. All the ingredients are 100% natural and available in any local supermarket. The recipes have been scrutinised by a qualified nutritionist to ensure they are safe for dogs. Wet Nose Publishing Ltd have been established since 2012, with 17 successful dog walking guidebooks books published.

Canine Behavior - A Photo Illustrated Handbook (Paperback): Barbara Handelman Canine Behavior - A Photo Illustrated Handbook (Paperback)
Barbara Handelman; Photographs by Monty Sloan; Foreword by Lore I. Haug
R936 R677 Discovery Miles 6 770 Save R259 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Dogs have deliberate, subtle, and often humorous ways of expressing themselves. Canine Behavior. A Photo Illustrated Handbook includes 1,000 images of dogs, wolves, coyotes, and foxes. It was created for everyone interested in dogs??????pet owners, trainers, veterinarians, ethologists, and behaviorists. Using the interdisciplinary language of photography, Barbara Handelman illustrates and explains canine behavior and communication. Her book establishes a common understanding and vocabulary for people interested in, and working with, dogs. Canine Behavior is structured in many user-friendly ways, including alphabetical organization of the terminology, cross referencing, and, both a detailed table of contents, and an index. Those interested in both wild and domestic dog behavior will spend hours, if not years, studying and learning from this book.

The Happy Puppy Handbook - Your Definitive Guide to Puppy Care and Early Training (Paperback): Pippa Mattinson The Happy Puppy Handbook - Your Definitive Guide to Puppy Care and Early Training (Paperback)
Pippa Mattinson
R357 R235 Discovery Miles 2 350 Save R122 (34%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Pippa Mattinson, dog-training specialist, tells you everything you need to know about training and caring for your new puppy. From preparing the house and garden before the puppy arrives, to introducing your new friend to all the family (including children and other animals), and solving problems like crying, night waking, feeding, upset stomachs, biting, chewing and jumping up, this book is packed with all you need to know as a puppy owner.

Treat! (Hardcover): Christian Vieler Treat! (Hardcover)
Christian Vieler
R412 R335 Discovery Miles 3 350 Save R77 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Who's a good dog? In the tradition of bestselling photography books like Underwater Dogs and Shake comes an adorable and hilarious collection of dog photographs capturing our best friends at one of their favorite moments--treat time. Photographer Christian Vieler caught these eager dogs anticipating, catching--some more successfully than others--and enjoying a scrumptious tidbit. From a tenacious terrier to a goofy golden retriever, these often hilarious and surprisingly beautiful photographs capture each dog's unique personality in a way any dog owner will recognize and that all dog lovers will enjoy!

The Dogs of Avalon - The Race to Save Animals in Peril (Hardcover): Laura Schenone The Dogs of Avalon - The Race to Save Animals in Peril (Hardcover)
Laura Schenone
R496 R368 Discovery Miles 3 680 Save R128 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Greyhounds were bred to be the fastest dogs on earth. Yet for decades tens of thousands were destroyed, abandoned and abused each year when they couldn't run fast enough. Scrappy Marion Fitzgibbon became obsessed with saving these dogs when she became head of the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Along with an American greyhound rescuer, a foxhunter's wife, a British Lady and a powerful German animal advocate, she fights to create a sanctuary where animals heal and thrive. Their pioneering work is part of a global movement to close race tracks and find homes for these misunderstood dogs. In this David versus Goliath story (including the rescue of her own dog, Lily), Schenone takes us into a complex world of impassioned people who stood up for millions of animals.

Agility for Starters - From Zero to Hero in 101 Exercises (Paperback): Connie Sellers Agility for Starters - From Zero to Hero in 101 Exercises (Paperback)
Connie Sellers
R508 Discovery Miles 5 080 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Judy: A Dog in a Million - From Runaway Puppy to the World's Most Heroic Dog (Paperback): Damien Lewis Judy: A Dog in a Million - From Runaway Puppy to the World's Most Heroic Dog (Paperback)
Damien Lewis 1
R235 R192 Discovery Miles 1 920 Save R43 (18%) In stock

The impossibly moving story of how Judy, World War Two's only animal POW, brought hope in the midst of hell. Judy, a beautiful liver and white English pointer, and the only animal POW of WWII, truly was a dog in a million, cherished and adored by the British, Australian, American and other Allied servicemen who fought to survive alongside her. Viewed largely as human by those who shared her extraordinary life, Judy's uncanny ability to sense danger, matched with her quick-thinking and impossible daring saved countless lives. She was a close companion to men who became like a family to her, sharing in both the tragedies and joys they faced. It was in recognition of the extraordinary friendship and protection she offered amidst the unforgiving and savage environment of a Japanese prison camp in Indonesia that she gained her formal status as a POW. Judy's unique combination of courage, kindness and fun repaid that honour a thousand times over and her incredible story is one of the most heartwarming and inspiring tales you will ever read.

Unconditional - Older Dogs, Deeper Love (Hardcover): Jane Klonsky Sobel Unconditional - Older Dogs, Deeper Love (Hardcover)
Jane Klonsky Sobel
R347 R238 Discovery Miles 2 380 Save R109 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This captivating collection of photographs and anecdotes is a one-of-a-kind celebration of humans' special bond with, and love for, dogs throughout their lifetime. Since 2012 photographer Jane Sobel Klonsky has travelled the United States with one mission: to capture images and stories that focus on the powerful relationship between man and their older canine. A book or any dog lover who appreciates the connection, unconditional love and bond that can only be provided by the lifelong canine companion.

The Gospel According To Dogs - What Our Four-Legged Saints Can Teach Us (Paperback): Robert Short The Gospel According To Dogs - What Our Four-Legged Saints Can Teach Us (Paperback)
Robert Short
R210 R195 Discovery Miles 1 950 Save R15 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Bestselling author of The Gospel According to Peanuts Robert Short reveals what man's best friend can teach us about life. Dogs do much more than just keep us company and give us love and attention--they are models for how we can live better lives as humans. From humility and obedience to singleness of purpose and unconditional love, Short shows us how we can learn from the remarkable qualities of dogs. Using examples from more than forty classic comic strips, including Peanuts, Blondie, Family Circus, Luann, Mother Goose & Grimm, Fred Basset, and more, as well as charming photographs of real dogs, The Gospel According to Dogs is a delight-fully entertaining book for dog lovers, comic enthusiasts, and anyone looking for reassuring wisdom for the good life.

Travel With Dogs (Paperback): Lonely Planet, Janine Eberle Travel With Dogs (Paperback)
Lonely Planet, Janine Eberle 1
R188 R146 Discovery Miles 1 460 Save R42 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet's Travel with Dogs is packed full of advice and tips on travelling the world with your dog. The nine chapters cover the essentials of taking your dog on vacation or holiday by car, train, boat or plane, and how to find somewhere suitable to stay. The handy pocket-sized book starts with giving the reasons why readers will enjoy taking their dog on their travels and how to decide what your dog is capable of. The golden rules of dog travel are listed. Next Lonely Planet provides explanations of what type of vaccinations, health certificates and documents are needed for travel around the Americas, Europe and Australia with a dog. Then different modes of transport are discussed: How to transport your dog safely and comfortably in your car - what to pack, how frequently to take breaks, whether to use a harness or a crate How to go camping or RVing on a road trip with your dog (including advice for hiking with your dog) How to take your dog on a plane - what airlines are the most pet-friendly, whether your dog can travel in the cabin as carry-on luggage or in the hold, using a crate, clearing security And finally, there is information on finding dog-friendly places to stay: hotels, motels, B&Bs. Additionally, a listings section features international travel resources for dog-owners plus other sources of information. This book will help dog owners plan and prepare for travel with their furry best friends, and inspire trips further afield. About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in. TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)

Off The Leash: It's a Dog's Life (Hardcover, Main Market Ed.): Rupert Fawcett Off The Leash: It's a Dog's Life (Hardcover, Main Market Ed.)
Rupert Fawcett 1
R239 R185 Discovery Miles 1 850 Save R54 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In its first year as a daily cartoon blog on Facebook, Off The Leash developed a regular daily following of half a million dog lovers from around the world, and has become a place where people who are passionate about pooches share anecdotes, pictures and jokes. Capturing the secret thoughts and dreams of dogs, Rupert Fawcett's cartoons are brilliantly observed - and touchingly true to life. This third book, Off The Leash: It's A Dog's Life, celebrates the wonderful world we create for our dogs - from the gloriously cheeky pooches who steal our sofa space, out-smart cats and wrap us around their little paws, to the adoring four-legged friends who want nothing more than our complete and undivided attention. Featuring dogs of every size, shape and breed, these cartoons delightfully capture the glorious relationships between dogs and their owners.

Pets and Puppies (Paperback): Monica Easton Pets and Puppies (Paperback)
Monica Easton
R231 R184 Discovery Miles 1 840 Save R47 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Pets and Puppies is Monica Easton's personal account of a life devoted to animals, tracking the joys and sorrows of pet ownership. Packed with anecdotes, verse and stories, this book also chronicles Monica's work with guide dog puppies during the first year of their life and training. Monica's household has been home to a mixed bag of creatures providing plenty of stories: some happy, some sad, some very unusual, but all made life very interesting and entertaining. With tales of a fleet-footed hamster who could climb 14 stairs in 9 seconds, a football playing dog who was a wizard on the dribble and a polecat that gave birth to a litter of eights kits the day after she was rescued, Pets and Puppies gives an insight into the life of an animal lover. After the death of her first pet dog, Monica applied to walk guide dog puppies and was accepted as a volunteer. She spent thirty years walking twenty-seven puppies in preparation for their further training at a year old. In her book, she recounts the different characters she met along the way: puppies who refused to walk, one who was agoraphobic, one who play fought with their bantam cock, another who stole food, shredded clothes and toys, and one who needed hydrotherapy treatment after surgery. The book also tells of dogs that did not qualify to become guide dogs and returned to Monica's family to enrich their lives, and some who returned to them after retirement and still offered a challenge.

Hello Curious Pug Lapdog Pet Journal - 150 Page Lined Notebook/Diary (Paperback): Cs Creations Hello Curious Pug Lapdog Pet Journal - 150 Page Lined Notebook/Diary (Paperback)
Cs Creations
R184 Discovery Miles 1 840 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Good Old Dog - Expert Advice for Keeping Your Aging Dog Happy, Healthy, and Comfortable (Paperback): Nicholas H. Dodman,... Good Old Dog - Expert Advice for Keeping Your Aging Dog Happy, Healthy, and Comfortable (Paperback)
Nicholas H. Dodman, Lawrence Lindner
R273 R206 Discovery Miles 2 060 Save R67 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

"Lots of practical, easy-to-understand advice about veterinary care for older dogs. Essential reading for making treatment decisions for your companion." --Temple Grandin, author of "Animals Make Us Human" and "Animals in Translation"
The human-animal bond is never stronger or more tender than when your dog's muzzle turns gray and the spring in her step begins to diminish. After spending the better part of a decade or more with this beloved member of your family, making sure your canine friend ages comfortably, contentedly, and well is a natural priority. And no one knows how to ensure healthy aging better than the renowned faculty of the Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, who treat more than eight thousand older dogs annually.
"Good Old Dog" brings their renowned expertise into your living room, providing you with essential advice on nutrition, health, and caretaking to see your dog through the golden years.
"A timely and complete reference for every owner who wants to take the best possible care of their well-loved older dog." --Dr. Nick Trout, veterinary surgeon and author of "Tell Me Where It Hurts "
"Everyone with an aging dog should have this book." --Stanley Coren, PhD, FRSC, author of "The Modern Dog"

English Springer Spaniel: Dog Expert (Paperback): Myra Lawson English Springer Spaniel: Dog Expert (Paperback)
Myra Lawson
R345 Discovery Miles 3 450 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Countryside Dog Walks - Greater Manchester - 20 Graded Walks with No Stiles for Your Dogs (Paperback): Gilly Seddon, Erwin... Countryside Dog Walks - Greater Manchester - 20 Graded Walks with No Stiles for Your Dogs (Paperback)
Gilly Seddon, Erwin Neudorfer
R211 R172 Discovery Miles 1 720 Save R39 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Packed with stunning photography and beautifully designed the book is for all dog owners and those who love walking in the countryside. There are 20 featured walks around Greater Manchester and areas included are: Dunham Massey, Pennington Flash, Crooked Edge Hill, Peel Tower, Hollingwoth Lake and Heaton Park. With clear information, an introduction for each walk, and simple, easy-to-read maps, the walks in the book are for all levels of fitness and abilities. Having no stiles ensures a hassle free walk for both dog and owner. Both authors are experienced walkers, qualified in mountain leadership and countryside management. This is another book in a series of Countryside Dog Walking books currently being produced throughout the whole of the UK.

Sophie: dog overboard - dog overboard (Paperback): Emma Pearse Sophie: dog overboard - dog overboard (Paperback)
Emma Pearse 1
R211 R176 Discovery Miles 1 760 Save R35 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

When Jan and Dave Griffith's beloved cattle dog, Sophie, fell overboard from the family yacht during rough weather, she feared the worst. But Sophie, a true Aussie battler, wasn't going to give up that easily. She swam six miles through shark-infested waters to a remote Whitsunday island where she survived for five months before being miraculously reunited with her amazed owners. Sophie, a highly domesticated dog, had been living ferally - and surviving. Yet one glimpse of her owners when they were reunited was enough for the old Sophie to re-emerge. This is an amazing, inspirational story of survival, loyalty and what binds animals and humans together.

The Complete Herbal Handbook for the Dog and Cat (Paperback, Main): Juliette De Bairacli-Levy The Complete Herbal Handbook for the Dog and Cat (Paperback, Main)
Juliette De Bairacli-Levy
R308 R233 Discovery Miles 2 330 Save R75 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Dog and cat owners are becoming increasingly concerned about the saftey of processed pet food and the possible side-effects of over-use of antibiotics and hormone treatments. This new edition, thoroughly revised and updated, covers Natural Rearing, herbal medicine and disease prevention.
"There are countless kennels and dog owners throughout the world who have proved Miss Bairacli Levy to be right in her methods, treatment and theory." --"Shooting Times"

A Marriage in Dog Years - A Memoir (Paperback): Nancy Balbirer A Marriage in Dog Years - A Memoir (Paperback)
Nancy Balbirer
R279 R213 Discovery Miles 2 130 Save R66 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Cesar Millan's Short Guide To A Happy Dog - 98 Essential Tips and Techniques (Paperback): Cesar Millan, Bob Aniello Cesar Millan's Short Guide To A Happy Dog - 98 Essential Tips and Techniques (Paperback)
Cesar Millan, Bob Aniello 1
R310 R202 Discovery Miles 2 020 Save R108 (35%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Grouped into practical themes, including The Canine State of Mind Solving Common Problems, and Living a Better Life with Your Dog, this handy guide will be the go-to bible for those seeking the key to Millan's world-famous dog (and human) training philosophy, established over the past decade on his hit TV show, "The Dog Whisperer". It is punctuated with inspiring testimonials from Millan's many encounters with perplexed owners and their pets, as well as a candid discussion of his own recent life challenges. "A Short Guide to a Happy Dog" is the perfect gift for canine lovers of every breed.

Be the Person Your Dog Thinks You Are (Hardcover): Liza Donnelly Be the Person Your Dog Thinks You Are (Hardcover)
Liza Donnelly
R356 R267 Discovery Miles 2 670 Save R89 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Be the Person Your Dog Thinks You Are is a fully illustrated book of affirmations and inspiration to remind you you're just about the best person there is, according to your dog. Did you know your dog thinks you're the greatest athlete when you throw that tennis ball at the park? Or you're more generous than Mother Teresa when you share that last bite of steak? No matter what in life is getting you down, remember to one special pup, you're the world. With forty-one full-colour illustrations from the New Yorker's Liza Donnelly, Be the Person Your Dog Thinks You Are is the perfect gift for the voracious dog-owning marketplace, reminding us just why our canine companions want us as their best friend. Hilarious, heartfelt, and howlingly clever, Be the Person Your Dog Thinks You Are is sure to find a welcome home on any bookshelf, right next to the chew toys.

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